U.S. warplane downs 'hostile' Syria drone

And Tuesday, a U.S. aircraft shot down an armed pro-Syrian regime drone advancing on coalition forces in southern Syria, according to U.S. Central Command, headquartered at MacDill.

U.S. forces said the drone was sacked on after it "displayed hostile intent and advanced on coalition forces", USA forces said in a statement.

That Australia reacted to Russia's warning reflects how seriously many are taking it, though the USA appears to be shrugging it off more or less entirely, having carried out another attack on pro-Syrian forces today, shooting down an Iranian drone in one of the areas Russian Federation told the U.S. to stay out of.

On several occasions in recent weeks, warplanes of the US-led coalition have also struck pro-regime forces to prevent them advancing from the Al Tanf garrison in southeastern Syria at a spot where the country's borders join Iraq and Jordan.

Meanwhile, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned that his country would launch a new incursion into northern Syria to counter any threats from USA -backed Syrian Kurdish fighters who are engaged in a battle to capture the IS stronghold of Raqqa.

The incident came as Russian Federation once again protested against repeated US actions against forces allied with Syria and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that the incidents could be "very dangerous" and cause an escalation of the war.

On Tuesday, the Australian military said that it was temporarily suspending air operations over Syria "as a precautionary measure".

"There's actually a line we have with the Russians that's a de-confliction line, and that line remains open and we remain in conversation with them", Goldfein said.

The military said Binali was killed in Mayadeen, an IS-held Syrian town near the Iraqi border.

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On Sunday, for the first time during the conflict in Syria, the USA shot down a Syrian jet near Raqqa after the aircraft dropped bombs near the US -allied Syrian Democratic Forces, a group that is battling the Islamic State.

Al Tanaf, located on the key highway connecting Damascus with Baghdad, has been threatened by a surge of Iran-backed troops loyal to Syrian president Bashar Al Assad.

The two latest shoot downs, in addition to the one on June 8, has raised questions over whether the U.S.is getting drawn into a war with Russian Federation or Syria, rather than just with ISIS.

The pro-government forces are not fighting the battle for Raqqa, but they have been making ground against IS in the surrounding area, south-west of the city. Among US coalition members, Australia is carrying out one of the highest levels of airstrikes in both countries, though naturally they are all far fewer than US strikes.

Russian Federation announced on Monday it was suspending the hotline, but the USA said it was still functioning as of Monday morning.

Iran's Revolutionary Guard says all six ballistic missiles it launched at Islamic State militants in Syria earlier this week hit their targets.

Fighting and bombardment meanwhile resumed early Tuesday between Syrian government forces and rebels in the southern city of Daraa and nearby areas, where a 48-hour truce had gone into effect on Saturday.

Tanf has been used by Western special forces as well as Syrian rebel forces. The spokesman made clear, however, that the United States would continue to "work with partners" to counter the threat of the Islamic State in Syria.

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